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know tonight there will be thousands of questionable votes here in california. this has nothing to do with politics. instead, life and death literally. the ballots for dead people are still being cast. the investigative unit has uncovered the story. stephen stock joins us with the details. >> raj, we found more than 25,000 questionable voters throughout california. why and how is that possible? the names on the voter rolls share the exact same name, date of birth, and zip code as someone who is dead. it is fraud? human error? a problem with california's election system? we discovered it appears the answer in this case is all of the above. every trip to the mailbox during election season brings anxiety for bill morrison. >> this stuff should not be coming. >> as each election day approaches, he continues to get mail for his late wife carol, the love of his life for 33 years. >> it angers me and it hurts because she is dead. >> dead for almost a decade. she passed away on may 18th, 2004 after a four-year battle with cancer. >> she was really a good person. >> reporter: that's why
the biggest case of money laundering that we have seen in california. >> reporter: several organizations including nonprofit california common cause that filed the complaint with the state claimed one of the groups involved, the center to protect patient rights, has ties to the billionaire kosh broth koch brothers. they're investigating the large donation since they require contributors be identified if they give to nonprofits with the intent to spend money on state campaigns. >> we're going to pursue every option we have to ensure that the political transparency laws in california are adhered to and whether it is with respect to this particular organization from arizona or any of the other groups that are also involved in this matter. >> reporter: one of the campaigns funded by the $11 million is prop 30, a tax initiative sponsored gi governor brown. the other is prop 32 which will ban payroll deductions for political purposes. >> i'm curious about who are these people that think they need to secretly influence california elections, and where is the money coming from? >> we need more
.ad. >> california polls opened up in less than an hour at will tran is at the contra costa registrant's office. >> we see workers are showing up at a couple of them are turning the corner. this place is significant because it is the headquarters for contra costa county. the reason why you can come here and venture ballots and your questions answered. depending on if you qualify this to be a place where you can bolt if not it will tear you you have to go to your polling place. they stated that they will not reveal the results until 8:00 p.m. tonight. you cannot be at home checking online or at work. they are expected a lot places to be busy and that is why they are stating that you shift a larger sample ballot and take it with the to the polling place. regardless of what county you are in it will make it faster and that way your sample ballot can be placed next to your real ballots. they expected to be so busy that they are advising people to go mid morning or mid afternoon where the allies may be a little bit shorter. >> another good tip is that if you have a milan valid you could still fillin
the california voters. >> here we go again. could see some more records set in the bay area but some major changes are coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> if you are commuting through the dublin interchange, everything looks good so far. we still have overnight roadwork. we'll thank you you about that coming up. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, november 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 which means it's 8:00 back east. and voting has started in some states today for the presidential election. >> and here in california, polls will open two hours from now. they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney is heading to ohio and pennsylvania for one more day on the campaign trail and we have live team coverage on local and national voting. bigad shaban is in chicago, president obama's home city. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, wisconsin, new hampshire and colorado. his tou
open soon, and there is a lot at stake in our local communities, in california, and for the future of this country. we have team coverage on this election as ktvu's amber lee has tonight's last minute get out the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from th
local communities, in california, and for the future of this country. we have team coverage on this election as ktvu's amber lee has tonight's last minute get out the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from the golden state. >> i, like many califor
open in california a little more than two hours from now and many people have already voted by mail. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters where i imagine it's going to be busy in a couple of hours. >> reporter: that's what we're hoping for. you did mention a lot of them put it in by mail. half of all california voters are expected to vote by mail. that's an 8% increase from last year. but in terms of coming in person, take a look. yesterday we did see that steady stream of voters at the polls yesterday. several were anxious to get their ballots in ahead of time. in fact, about 800,000 bay area voters won't be at the polls today and that's because they have already cast their ballot -- or cast their vote roughly the size of san francisco. one of the main reasons voters came to the polls early, they told me it was because of their civic duty. >> believe it or not, this is my first time doing it. it's been a tough time for all of us as now and i feel like we need to vote. a lot of folks are like, oh, okay, whatever. no, it's not whatever. this is re
:00 tonight when polls in california close. elections official there is have set up a drive-thru drop-off for absentee ballots. one of the biggest battles in california is the governor's tax on education funding. >> reporter: he didn't just vote here he held one last pep rally for prop 30. which some are calling the most important decision on today's state ballot. prop 30 supporters greeted governor brown as he walked to vote this morning many support has declineed recently. the governor says he's feeling optimistic. >> wouldn't be surprised if the outcome is even who are positive than most of you are expecting. or row opponents are feeling positive -- >> reporter: opponents are feeling positive. >> i think voters are seeing through the rhetoric around prop 30 and seeing it for what it is, which is a massive tax increase. >> reporter: it would increase taxes for those who make at least $250,000 a year and add a quarter cent to the state's sales tax. without it schools will lose money. >> no on prop 30 means billions out of schools and the universities. a yes vote means billions of dol
picture right now from the santa clara county registrar's office. here in california, polls will open in one hour. and they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presid
are still closed tonight due to a wild fire burning in southern california. the 350-acre fire started around 11:00 a.m. along i-15 in the ka hone path in san bernardino county. it's now 10% contained. fire officials say the steep terrain and sant an na winds are making the fire difficult to fight. >>> san francisco is one step closer to a ban on public nudity. a board of supervisors today unanimously approved the ban. it now goes on to the full board. nudity is currently allowed in public spaces throughout the city. supporters say that nudity is a form of expression. opponents say it's bad for business. >>> governor jerry brown is sweeping through the state today. this comes amidst news that to defeat proposition 30. jana cot live in san francisco where the governor just wrapped up a rally. >> gasia, he was here about an hour and a half ago with a last-minute plea for prop 30. polls show it is skating by just you should the majority need today win. >> are you ready to win tomorrow? . >> at governor jerry brown's last campaign stop, they pulled out all the stops. >> keep the california dream
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the library after that. t
, that's one of the mysteries of this election. anonymous donors playing big money in california politics. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups opposed to proposition 30 governor brown's tax hike plan and to groups supporting proposition 32. the measure on tuesday's ballot would limit labor unions from raising and spending political money. as dan newman of the nonpartisan group explains -- >> that contribution came in about 2 weeks ago and as california voters have been casting their early ballots, they have been in the dark about this $11 million. >> reporter: most of the money went into a last-minute television and radio ad campaign. >> do you think we'll ever know the --who gave the $11 million? >> i don't know. >> reporter: this political science professor says no matter the legal outcome, a move like this damages el
in washington, thank you. >>> two wealthy california siblings are digging deep into their pockets to make sure their ballot initiatives win tomorrow. charles monger pumped tens of millions into supporting proposition 32 that would stop unions from using payroll- deducted funds for political purposes. his sister molly has spent $47 million supporting proposition 38 which would raise money for education. >>> by a state supreme court ruling, we still don't know who is behind an $11 million effort to defeat prop 32. we do know the money came from the virginia-based americans for responsible leadership and the arizona center to protect patient rights. who is behind these two conservative groups? it's a good question, because their donors turned out to be other nonprofits and those individual contributors names remain secret. >> transparency is the life blood of democracy. the transactions are the equivalent of passing a suitcase in a dark alley. >> the fair political practices commission says the secret donation amounts to money laundering and violates california campaign law. >>> speaking of prop
sitting comfortably in other projects in california that secretary lahood hood worked so hard on. the two senators were instrumental in making better and we in the house urged passage for the high speed rail in the central valley, whether it's mass transit, rail, high speed rail and terminal and presidio and others -- what is it? transit first? transit first. it's about jobs. it's about comcommerce. it's about quality of air. it's about quality of life and building consensus in america and by doing so and by listening and leadership from the white house we are able to be a model to the nation with projects of national significance so that other communities can follow our lead, and i join the mayor in seluting the leadership of president barack obama. without his leadership, his priorities, without the work that was done in appropriations committee and diane is a senior -- when i say senior i mean high ranking. i was a senior too so i take it as a complement but that's where a lot of this work is done so without president barack obama and his commitment to build america we wouldn
've seen all these medical marijuana dispensaries in california. there are three other states, massachusetts, arkansas, montana are already allowing those for medical marijuana and 17 other seats. and washington, call lebron o in massachusetts those are most likely to pass. arkansas or an organ is most likely to fail. the porsche for recreation was " put on the ballot later defended it would be the first state in the southern sections to allow medical marijuana. when we talk about medical marijuana keep that-porsch pu sh//or medical marijuana it would have a very small amount. they've been trying this forcibly years. >> realistically how many states how likely are those going to pass? >> many people are going to say that it is likely to weapon in these states but look back at what happened in california. likely to- happened and what these states in 2010 but it did not pass in 2010. with least two of those states will recognize marijuana. >> the future of education in california will be decided by voters. there are two propositions tax increases. one of them as proposition 3 th
to money laundering and violates california campaign law. cbs 5 reporter caught up with them during their final stops in san francisco. >> keep the california dream alive. yes on 30, thanks. it was the ultimate pep rally with a few of their closest friends leading the cheer. >> are we going to do it? all right, all right. >> reporter: the governor's barn storm is safe today to convince voters to approve proposition 30. recent polls show them dwindling for a measure that will raise the income taxes for those making more than $250,000 a year and also impose an extra quarter cent sales tax. >> so the governor is asking for your help. will you give it? okay. without tax hikes, get ready for the deeper cuts. >> that will be $27 billion of red ink. that's the depth. i mean it's amazing. >> reporter: the projected $6 billion a year raise for the new taxes will go to education for k-12 grades and community colleges, guaranteeing funding for public safety services. but the polls show less than 50% of the voters will defeat them and it's a real possibility. >> if you could do it over again, g
-day activity in california. who is contributing to a huge infusion of cash, into the political committee opposing governor brown's proposition 30? this is even after state campaign finance regulators revealed the major source of funding for that tax measure, designed to help the schools. nanet miranda is in sacramento with the story. >> reporter: after a legal battle that almost ended up at the u.s. supreme court, the arizona-based americans for responsible leadership finally revealed who gave them that mystery their 11 million campaign contribution. >> they disclosed, an intermediary, the largest instance of money laundering in california history. >> reporter: in a letter, the money came from americans for job security, which funneled it to yet another nonprofit, center to protect patient right, before sending it to arl, arl sent it to the small business action committee pac in california, to use against governor brown's tax measure for schools, proposition 30, to win approval for proposition 32, which aims to curtail labor unions' political power. one of the groups is tied to david and
their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across the state. students who are against prop 30 say they resent the fact that legislatures haven't better protected education funding. first the governor as he gets biblical about it. >> read the gospel of luke chapter 12, verse 48 where it says those to whom much has been given, much will be required. that's what prop 30 it tells those who have done the best pay a little back. >> students don't have a voice they don't have a strong lobby in sacramento that's why politicians feel comfortable cutting education first.
. >> california gov. jerry brown is making a final swing to the state pushing proposition 30. that is his temporary tax measure and that funding education and preventing another round of budget cuts. among his stops in a, san francisco. >> it was here that the governor and a variety of well-known politicians are making their final push in favor of proposition 30. it is backed by the governor and the teachers' union raising the income tax proposition 30's goes into the general fund and least for the issue will be felt towards education. 4312, agitation and universities. teachers say that it could be devastating for teachers if it did not pass. >> in the past if we did not see this past week could see people disappearing. >> not everybody is an support of proposition dirty. many people have been at defeating the initiative in the tax increases. >> this would be the highest taxed state in the nascen natio. this is only going to drive more jobs and people out of the state. it could decrease revenue. we need to attract businesses back to this to the california. >> coming up a full report with
aim reporting. >> closer to home the future of education funding in california would put to voters today. two propositions on the state ballot and to give more money to education through temporary tax increase. one measure is proposition 38 vs tax which has the backing of the other. opposition 30 fails it will force an additional $6 billion cut triggering massive cuts to education. 4.5 from cape through eight education. 500 million cut to public universities which will lead to fewer class offerings and the possibility of tuition increases. >> proposition 38 the competing bill is looking to raise money for education plan temporary income tax hike. you cannot vote yes for both of you like. proposition 30 does began pumping money into the educational system leave it. >> measure and will place a one penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks. tricks like soda and sports drinks. basically any beverage that contains a caloric sweetener. it would not apply to 100 percent juice drinks nor honestly know. same-sex marriages on the ballot in several states. voters in maine and maryland and washingt
.com/abc 7 news and via twitter. >> california fair political practices commission accusing a group of campaign money laundering after a source of funding today. the state supreme court issued a ruling to disclose who is behind $11 million contribution to support prop 32. turns out the money came from two monday profits active in republican campaigns. the groups are not required to release their donor list. the state could fine the pack or pursue criminal charges.. >> now, gorgeous out there. it's one of the hottest days on record in november. >> it's spectacular. now, spencer christian with records we've broken today. >> we've broken several records today. there may be more. these are just high, new records so far today. oakland 83 degrees is the record for the date. sfo, 78 degrees and moffett field 83. 95 degrees today, shattering old records of 86 for this date. we're waiting for a final count on election day. there may be other records coming in later this afternoon. tomorrow, election day planner looks like this. the start of the day, sun rise, 6:41 warnlest conditions on the
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. >> reporter: california news new web registration added 600,000 new voters to the election. they are young and mostly democrat. political observers are most independent and may not follow party lines. they could choose president obama, but not show the same support for prop 30. those against prop 30 feel the governor put education out front. >> it was a false choice to say it was either education, funding or the cuts. it was tied to education. that was the best way to get the voters to go along with the tax increase. >> reporter: proposition 30 needs 50% to pass. both sides agree this is going to be very close. as for governor brown, he held that one last rally this morning. he says that's it for today. he will spend the rest of the day hiking. reporting live, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> and prop 30 is up against proposition 38. another education-related tax. it is being funded by mol molly munger. she spent more than $47 million on that proposition. it would raise an estimated $10 billion for schools and pay down state debt. if 30 and 38 happen to pass, the one that ends up wit
a lot of time in california, illinois, new york, texas. those are four states that the candidates did not spend much time if at all this year with the exception of going to fund raise. that shows how different things are now. >> woodruff: richard, it's certainly not that there hasn't been partisanship. it's a matter of... whether there's been geographic partisanship. >> that's well put, judy. ohio, for example, for most of its history for well over 100 years has stood out. it's been the mother of presidents and the maker of presidents. it's the country in microcosm. it is urban. it is rural. it is agricultural. it is industrial. it is a strong tradition of organized labor. it has significant minority populations. if you were going to disstill the united states in the mid 20th century at the end of the 20th century, you know, you'd be hard pressed to do better than ohio. in some ways it makes a lot of sense that ohio has attracted as much attention as it has. >> ifill: michael and richard, let's think about california. big, big state. very diverse. densely populated. has farms. it has
midnight so we talked to campaign volunteers. some from california here in chicago, focused on swing states. [ music playing ] >> reporter: president obama started his day with bruce springsteen in wisconsin. >> are you fired up? >> yeah. >> are you ready to go? >> yeah. >> reporter: then it was on to ohio with a final planned stop in iowa. in chicago, behind closed doors the stage was being set for his rally, will it be a victory or concession speech? >> i am scared. >> that was not unique. >> that is fantastic. >> reporter: volunteers were making final calls of the campaign. >> i think everyone is pulling together to get this done. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we have been calling people in iowa and wisconsin. swing states. >> reporter: she too felt nerves as election day approached but that has changed. >> i feel optimistic. i wasn't till i looked at the polls yesterday a
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. >>> and fewer ballots will be cast in california than the 2008 presidential election despite a record number of people registered to vote. it supports 25.3 million and compare that to 2008. we have important propositions. on the flip side those using mail in ballots, they are expected to reach high and they are expected to vote in person at the precincts today. we will have complete election coverage throughout the morning and special coverage this afternoon. we started as the poles closed on the east coast and we will have up to the minute results and there is also an expanded addition for our complete election coverage. >> san francisco need your help. they want to identify a man who is accused of pepper spraying a student last month. here is the man they are looking for. the incident happened near market montgomery streets. if you have any information about this case call police. >>> two area cities have made the top 10 while biking is popular. they saw cycling at 46% and it puts them at number 7. at least 43% use their bikes to get to school or work. san francisco comes in number 4 and n
and not in california for the last 15 to 20 minutes. the race is said and done in large part because that is in some e- mail in ballots as well. >> that is one of the interest in things that is why you cannot wait too long to actually put your campaign in gear. people more and more are going to absentee. two reasons. is much more convenient. to in a state like california people like to do other things. this is on of election day. we like to go out and part of the voting machines for republican and democrat is put your vote in now and then get going and call out on a g old tv weather is a nevada arizona or people are driving and flying to the east coast. a good number of people are not in the states that are campaigning elsewhere. >> you say that there are some things that people will be voting on today that did not get as much attention as you would like to highlight. >> from someone who used to be a local elected officials there are racists where people only care about these. yes there is a big presidential race. there is a good universal people for whom there are things on the ballot for themselves
. >> just quickly about what mike said about that night. 5:00 california time the president, president carter calls, president reagan to concede the race and democrats were furious at him because the whole western part of the nation had not voted yet. president nixon, he ran in 1960 for the presidency and lost. he ran eight years later, 1968 and won. what he told me about election day was so fascinating, stuart. he said on election day, said who the hell knows. he got in the car and had his driver to drive hum around and he could see outside. he could see people but they couldn't see inside. so they had no idea it was richard nixon in the car kind of driving around. he said what was going through his mind, not, did i win. what was going through his mind, how much of these people did i reach. stuart: very interesting. very interesting. mike, i know you're still there. >> i can go with that, for years i'm still looking for people that voted against my father. my friend zack, says 300 electoral votes for mitt romney today. stuart: now i want you to tell me the margin of victory for presid
, making contacts. notifying our detective bureau to get in touch with southern california to see if we can get it back to its rightful owner. >> it is being held in half moon bay. the leaders in sacramento are saying they're hoping to get possession of think the week in order to take it back down to the mojave desert this weekend. we're live in san mateo county abc 7 news. >> tragic, necessary is how jurors describe a decision to convict a former school principal today for failing to rrt a case of suspected child abuse involving a teacher. she wept as the judge read the verdict. the 36-year-old was principal at ob whaley elementary. an 8-year-old student told her a teacher blind fold ld her and put a strange substance in her mouth. >> he needed to be held accountable. we needed tibl to send a message to the rest of the mandatory reporters in the community that their obligation is report not investigate. >> she will not go to jail. the judge sentenced her to six months probation, a $602 fine and 100 hours of community service. jurors say she must face consequences. >> she didn't do what she
the mississippi highway patrol. more than a thousand utility crews from as far away as california and canada are being staged at citi field, home to the new york mets. >> we're in hand to hand combat. we are just going block to block putting up facilities that have been damaged by those winds and/or the floods. >> reporter: john is in charge of power restoration for new york's largest electric company. con ed has restored power to 800,000 customers but have 150,000 to go before a coastal storm sweeps in mid week. >> it may slow down the troops that are out there doing restoration. >> reporter: on new jersey's long beach island, homeowners, including this woman, were finally allowed to check the damage. damage. >> the bottom fell out, so we were lucky that the house is still standing. we had seen pictures of the house, so we knew it had been badly damaged, but still seeing it is painful. >> reporter: meanwhile, the gas lines could get longer. the nor'easter could knock out power to some of the pumps that's just been restored. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> with that nor'easter on its way
to the desk. >>> the poles are open here in california, just 90 minutes from now, president barack obama now back home in chicago, he will watch the election returns come in and mitt romney will continue campaigning in ohio before returning to boston. we will have live reports from both the obama and election day headquarters throughout the morning and we will have more coming up in 13 minutes. >>> voting on the east coast. this is a live picture. you have lived in hialeah? >> hialeah, sorry about that folks in florida. even with the increasing popularity, many are choosing to cast ballots intern and there they are on election day. and in knoxville new hampshire, that is the first to vote in the presidential election and the 10 registered voters are there for the first time ever it was a tie. 5 times for president barack obama and more for president barack obama. >> voters have already voted. jeanine joins us from the registrar's office and i know people are showing up, so what is happening now jeanine? >> we have already started to see some activity. this is a registrar's office and it's al
. california's was ruled unconstitutional and that case is still tied up in court. >>> coming up next, a look at the interesting things on the ballots across our country. earthquakes on the east coast can travel a lot farther than the experts first thought. we have a new report on last year's quake coming up next. >>> and in maryland, it is question number 4 on the ballot. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan just arriving in richmond and one more stop in the old dominion which could be a huge deciding factor, according to some scenarios on this election night. he just came from ohio. he is in rich monday and as weapon, the old dominion, a big battleground state in the fact that they are still -- the polls are still open. >>> voters in maryland tonight are deciding the future of a law that make it easier for the children of undocumented immigrants to attend college. it is called the maryland dream action. and it is on the ballot as question 4. erica gonzalez joins us now live from the university of maryland campus where some supporters of this measure gather tonight. >> we've
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. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
election on either side. >> i will turner to the audience starting with dan glickman but california we have had a big shake up there in a new redistricting -- what are you watching in california? >> air seats that are in levels of contention. summer non-republican and democrat on democrat spending huge sums of money. as republican campaign chairman, california is always the toughest state force in a presidential race and eyes in eyes has been going into the presidency year, the turnout could hurt us. once you get and lend inland a little bit, california a little bit different at this point but that is something. it comes late and we want to make sure in we don't get her clock cleaned. i always get nervous about california. >> i advise pointed out to my friends at my home state of texas does not believe in referendum, recall or that good government stuff and i think we don't have term limits. i think that the fact that we have this crazy long california which was the result of the referendum i think is unfortunate and not good for the political process. >> the primary or the redistricting co
with the refiners. bp decided to sell off two of its refiners. one in texas city and the other in carson, california. historically, i haven't been a big fan of the refiner business. lately the dynamics of the industry have changed dramatically for the better. we've got an oil boom going on in this country and that's been great for the refiners because they make their money off the difference between the domestic west texas price that they pay for oil, sometimes even underneath that, and the higher global brent crude price they use to charge for refined products. that's the benchmark they price off of. right now the spread is higher than it's been in ages. great for refiners. which refiners have benefitted from bp's desperate need to raise cash? first there's marathon pete, marathon petroleum. symbol mpc. mom, peter, charlie. agreed to buy bp texas city for $2.5 billion back in october. this deal should have tremendous synergies because marathon pete already operates in this area. bp had spent $5 billion refurbishing this refinery just seven years ago. now marathon can buy it for half of that cost? w
, but something tells me it's going to pass overwhelmingly. there's a series of issues, idaho, california and alabama have propositions that accounted limit collective bargaining, and then michigan has an initiative that would put collective bargaining rights into the constitution. how do you think this election could impact union rights? obviously this may be slowing from what we saw with scott walker in wisconsin. >> right i think california's posed to reject that initiative and should. workers have a storied history in california of standing up for working families and i think will remain able to be able to be politically active. in large part, the attacks of mitt romney on the american auto industry have fueled interest in that campaign and created excitement. bam become that's a right to work state. i haven't seen much from the campaign but assume the people supporting it, it goes something like jesus didn't like to organize. [ laughter ] >> you know, he had 13 apostles with him. >> you are too funny. carl, thank you so much for joining us inside the war room. i know you are excited
♪ ] >> stephanie: happy election day, everyone. listen there's a lot of studying to do in california. a lot of studying. >> like where your polling place is. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-1-2 toll free from anywhere. you can email us. there's too many propositions. do i have to know all this? a lot of studying involved. >> a lot of propositions, both city and state. because we have the porn proposition. >> stephanie: right. what are you doing on that one? >> if it passes, then condoms will be necessary required for every porn shoot in los angeles. >> porn skill. [buzzer] >> stephanie: kids, happy election day very, very exciting. it really is a morning of too many stars. we have jake gyllenhall, sarah jessica parker, rob reiner and cecile richards from planned parenthood. good morning. >> caller: good morning, how are you? >> stephanie: you took a leave of absence from your very fancy job. >> for the women who come to planned parenthood who depend on us really, inning is more important than this presidential election. i had the honor of volunteering for president obama last month. i'm in richmo
. the polls are open right now in california, we are all at our abc election headquarters right here in times square. our whole team is going to be out in force all day, all night long as the votes come in. i know robin is watching at home. she's actually going to vote today. we welcome elizabeth vargas. >> thank you, we're all going to vote today. guess what the first votes are in in new hampshire, george, dixville notch, five votes for president obama. five votes for governor romney. that may be a harbinger for you all night long. >> it's been a deadlock all way. let's go to santa monica, california right now. polls are open, votes cast all across america right now. some americans voted before today. mitt romney is not going to stop campaigning. he is campaigning today in pennsylvania and ohio. he knows he needs to win one of those two states. >> trying to eke out every vote that he can. of course, we're not just watching the election polls today. we're also watching the weather. another huge story that's looming is that storm, a nor'easter that's brewing off the east coast. and sam, this w
fresno, california, this afternoon, one person is dead. four others injured. in a workplace shooting there. police say a 42-year-old man walked into an apple valley farms factory. he opened fire on co-workers and shot himself. two of the wounded are hospitalized right now, in critical condition. the third is listed in serious. the shooter is also in critical condition. police say they don't know his motive for the attack today. >>> there is more to come on news4 at 4:00. we'll tell you why it could cost $100 to take a carry-on bag on to an airplane. >>> and the election mome ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. . >>> a live look right now at democracy plaza in manhattan. the electoral map, under ice. nbc news, the entire political team, with brian williams tonight. a special edition o
in california history. the fair political practice commission spent much of last week in court arguing the phoenix political group must turn over its records. the state supreme court agreed yesterday. the money went to opponents of prop 30. governor brown's tax initiative to help fund public schools. education groups who backed the measure are outraged at the amount of outside influence. >> we had $100,000 put into a school board race in oakland from outside donors. so this is something that the country has to look at. this is about our democracy. it's really not about a single issue or a single race. this is about money influencing how votes are cast and influencing elections unduly. >> governor brown is still at it, touring the state, promoting pop 30, which pollsters say is too close to call. >>> both nationally and locally, this was a critical election. we invite you to stay with us here at nbc bay area and our website, nbcbayarea.com all day tomorrow for complete election coverage throughout the day and night. >>> we have some developing news in the east bay, where a deadly three-
than a thousand utility crews from as far away as california and canada are being staged at city field, home to the new york mets. >> we're in hand-to-hand combat. c are just going block to block putting up facilities that have been damaged by those winds and/or the floods. >> reporter: john miksad is in charge of power restoration for restorrk's largest electric ompany. hased has restored power to 800,000 customers but have 150,000 to go before a coastal 15 oaorm sweeps in midweek. dweek may slow down the troops heat are out there doing restoration. >> reporter: on new jersey's rest long beach island, homeowners were finally allowed to check chedamage. >> the bottom fell out so we bore just lucky that the house lucky ll standing. pictures of theures of the house so we knew it had been badly damaged but it's still seeing it is painful. >> reporter: and the gas lines could get worse. e.ott, that nor'easter could also knock out power to some of the pumps that have just been ed.tored. >> pelley: jim, we were struck york by the cover of this week's new york magazine. it's an aerial foe sho
: it is the sum of its house district + two for the senate. each state has two senators. california has 55 electoral votes. the district of columbia is awarded three electoral votes. host: jim from iowa, hello. caller: i have a question. in past years with george bush and al gore, that went back and forth. are they planning to make changes to extensive monitoring ? it is a back and forth thing. i have watched this election thing go for 17 months. i used to be a democrat and i'm so disgusted. i went republican. i have a lot of concerns and reservations because i have seen a lot of things change in how things operate and how politicians operates and i am concerned. i got early to vote. host: thank you. guest: the electoral college has not rallied the masses. it is an issue that deals with political process. we have the 2000 election that george w. bush lost the popular vote. that election -- the issue discussion dominated by what happened in florida. there was not a lot of talk about scrapping the electoral college. there has not been a big movement to overhaul the electoral college. it is k
refusing to leave. >>> and from the cold to california's hot, dry winds. fire danger running high in the golden state. >>> and liar, liar. jimmy kimmel's election day prank with hilarious responses, you just have to hear. >>> good morning. it is election day. as you said, finally. >> finally. >> it all comes down to today, after the long, expensive campaign. all the ads. all the attacks. all the polls. all the promises. all the money. all the hype. today, the american people will choose their next president. >> and for weeks, as we've said, it's been an extremely tight race. and with election day 2012 finally here, your voice will be heard and your vote counted. we have correspondents with both campaigns that begin this election morning, with abc's t.j. winick. he's live for us in chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, the president wrapped up his campaign yesterday here in the midwest. and right now, it looks as if a last-minute surge could carry barack obama to four more years. while most of the east coast of the u.s. is still asleep, residen
than $250,000 a year. the governor says if it fails, california schools will be in big trouble. prop 30 opposers say it will drive business out of california. >> election officials divided into two locations pushing some vote dwrorz a precinct down the street. san francisco's big ush yu is proposition f which wants the cities to transition away from hetch hetchy as a primary water source. in richmond supporters say measure n will help fight childhood obesity. you still have four hours to vote in the bay area when polls close tonight at 8:00. abc 7 news will be live with the first returns and you can get realtime results at abc 7 news.com also, live updates at facebook.com/abc 7 news and through twitter. our next update is in less than 30 minutes.
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